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post #11 of 15 Old 11-10-2009, 05:20 PM
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Yup. Always listen to the horse. They will tell you when it's enough.

My mare Stoeka is 25 years old, and is still jumping 80cm - 90cm. She has a little arthritis, but that doesn't stop her at all. She actually still acts like a 5 year old over jumps....LOL

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post #12 of 15 Old 11-10-2009, 05:29 PM
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like everyone else said, when they tell you. the first school horse i rode and took lessons on was named dusty, haha ive met adults that learned to ride on him. he was going strong for about 25 years. i find the time you stop riding a horse is the time they die, even if you at least just hop on bareback (or put a small kid on them) it keeps them going and going and going... haha i think they need a perpose, rather then to just stand in the feild, any old horse ive known has died almost right after they had stopped being used for anything.

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post #13 of 15 Old 11-10-2009, 10:37 PM
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well my horse is now 24 and we still jump as high as i can. she can jump 1.10m though

She still enjoys it and jumps [almost] anything i point her at and she's in excellent health. I know of a horse who jumped right till the end when she was 29

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^ Thank you above posters :)
It gives me alot of hope that i can use indigo or one of my horses for jumping, even if it is just a past time lol !
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post #15 of 15 Old 11-11-2009, 11:00 AM
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My horse is 20 and i'm jumping with him like he did it ten years ago...
He's a good teacher with a lot of experience in the big show jumping. He likes jumping and I learn a lot from him and he has already the experience I need!
He jumps over 1,20 cm with me, whether at shows or at home. He's born for the sport and this horse would be unhappy if he wouldn't be allowed to jump!

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